Before dawn on Memorial Day, volunteers meet in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak, Iowa to get the flags up before dawn. They have perfected this operation over the years with volunteers of all ages working together to fly the flags of Red Oak veterans. This enterprise started in 1938 when Roy (Percy) Breese visited friends inContinue reading “Honor”

The Joys of Reconnecting with Friends

Last week, The Good Doctors Fauci and Walensky announced that it was time for those of us who are fully vaccinated and immunized to drop the masks. They say that the vaccine is working very well, better than expected even, in stopping the advance of the virus. The big day for our community farmer’s marketContinue reading “The Joys of Reconnecting with Friends”

WFH or a $30K raise? What’s your choice?

It’s May 15, 2021. I’ve had both doses of the Pfizer Bio n-Tech vaccine and it’s been more than two weeks since my last injection. Science and the CDC now say that I am good to go without a mask.* I have to admit that I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this news.Continue reading “WFH or a $30K raise? What’s your choice?”

Rewind: A Faithful Pilgrim Continues to Lead by Example

This post originally appeared on Friday, March 27, 2009 on The View from the Porch A Faithful Pilgrim Continues to Lead by Example A small group of our middle schoolers met at our church this week with their moms. We had two fifth grade boys and one seventh grade boy take part in a FaithContinue reading “Rewind: A Faithful Pilgrim Continues to Lead by Example”